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going back, we are moving forward. anncr: forward. live and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> breaking news from fairfax -- an accident involving a police cruiser that happened at west ox road in herndon./ the cruiser flipped over on its side. at last check no injuries. more later. we remain on storm watch -- intense storms swept through the region before the evening rush hod.c. this in columbia maryland a mess. new dramatic pictures of the path of destruction in the district and maryland and virginia. when area hit particularly hard was cheverly.
j korff is live now. how they missed the -- missed by just a matter of inches. >> to remarkable stories in the same neighborhood. i will step off -- you can see the damage. a short time ago crew removes a huge tree that had crashed onto the street causing -- onto his home, causing considerable damage. the front porch collapsed. out there, blocks away, they are grateful to be alive. >> it had been about 65 feet. >> when the storm moved through charles wilson and his 12-year- old son were getting out of their car. >> we came down -- >> the old pine tree in his yard, the one he could not wait to cut down, was coming down on them. >> i ran that way. luckily it fell right there. i feel blessed. >> call it province oarlock.
the tree landed between wilson and his son. >> somebody was looking out for me. >> a few blocks away -- crews are doing the delicate job of removing a huge tree that toppled over a home. >> he will find a place in which to plant it. >> the guys below will start removing it. >> he was -- she was inside her more than 100-year-old house when the storm hit. she thought the place shake. >> i saw that the front of my porch was down. there was glass and everything everywhere. >> extensive roof, gutters, and what damage -- the home is not structurally sound. >> they said is not trustworthy to be in their. >> a house partially crushed by a tree and a storm costs might. the cleanup continues.
we are told it could be weeks or months before this home is in shape to be livable. the good news -- no injuries reported here from that wild storm. live in cheverly jay korff, abc 7 news. >> more extensive look at the damage -- we keep a close watch on the radar for what to expect overnight. bob ryan is here with the latest. >> things are settling down. one more line of showers. let me reassure everybody -- nothing like the line up pretty ferocious showers. a lot of folks we had a severe thunderstorm warning because of the wind, even though we did not hear thunder or there were any lightning strikes. davis berg -- an area of moderate showers. but that is it. -- gaithersburg, an area of moderate showers but that is it. for our facebook questions -- how did we do yesterday? and a- or b + = = the line of --
the line of nasty chores did come in earlier than i expected. but overall i hope everybody was six -- prepared. pretty wild weather, even without a lot of lines -- lightning and thunder. tomorrow for the bus stop in the morning it will be much more pleasant. an outdoor recess kind of day. >> thanks. in addition to problems in parts of maryland, several neighborhoods are cleaning up after trees and crashing down. that is only part of the story. tom roussey is live with the latest in the district and virginia. >> leon, we have had trees flooding, all sorts of problems. on shepherd st. nw at georgia ave. we see a pepco crew trying to restore power to part of this neighborhood. they have been on the scene four hours trying to get the power back. a tree messed things up in this
neighborhood hit by lightning. one of a host of issues throughout the district and northern virginia this evening. tonight, a small fire was still burning hours after the street came crashing down on power lines near georgia avenue in northwest. they own the white car that was damaged, and they were waiting to see if it would start again. >> i do not know. >> earlier in the day, you could see smoke coming out of the car. >> it started turning more and more. >> fortunately, the car wind up working despite the fires but the storms caused a lot of other harder to fix troubles. even with the nats game postponed, traffic on south capitol street was a disaster. >> it was horrible. >> thanks to flooding near malcolm x avenue. d.c. water had to pump the extra water out of there. it also caused a fatal accident in maclean and in arlington -- >> is shaking, and --
>> this family was inside their home when a tree crashed into it, taking out their chimney and part of the roof. the resulting power outage did not ruin this boy's ninth birthday at all. >> we are going to have an ice- cream party. >> the mom says that despite the damage the bottom line is that nobody was hurt. >> we are blessed -- it could been worse. >> by the way from has had a rough summer. they were on our tv channel earlier this summer after the derecho, because they were at without power for six days. in northwest, crews are still trying to get power back to everybody. ate on how long it will take. live in northwest, tom roussey abc 7 news. >> despite the damage outages are quite minimal. pepco is reporting 500 outages. dominion says they have only 50 customers without service. complete strong much coverage any time -- we invite you to
click on the weather tab at wjla.com. you can also go to our facebook and twitter sites for instant updates. the latest news from chicago -- mayor rahm emanuel talks about the tentative agreement that has suspended the teacher strike. >> this is an honest compromise. it means returning our schools to their primary purpose -- the education of our children. >> this contract needs to be confirmed by a vote by the full membership of 25,000 teachers. schools have missed seven days of classes. the strike began after unions and school officials did not agree on guidelines for teacher of violations and job security. they are expected to back in the classroom to mtomorrow. coming up, 10 years after the sniper shooting attacks began. from the very first victim, in
x after the race for president and the growing controversy swirling around mitt romney's tonight -- he is standing his ground tonight after the release of a hidden video that showed him at a private fund-raiser saying that 40% of america pays no income taxes, depend on the federal government, and feel they are victims. hours ago, romney hosted fund- raisers in salt lake city. he took aim at president obama's economic policies. >> he got what he wanted -- by virtue of what he put in place we have seen the results over
the past four years. those results are not very encouraging. >> tonight, president obama rejected his comments, particularly when he told supporters that his job was not to worry about those who do not pay taxes because they will vote for the president no matter what. >> one of the things i have learned as president is that you represent the entire country. my expectation is that if you want to be president you have to work for everybody not just for some. >> he also said that there are not a lot of people who think that. >>-- 7 is on your side with a story that may signal a lot of aggravation and some money. >> a decade after the sniper case the top "it's time to stand
people." mitt romney? tough on china? romney's companies were called pioneers in shipping us manufacturing jobs overseas. he invested in firms that specialized in relocating jobs to low wage countries like china. even today part of romney's fortune is invested in china. romney's never stood up to china. all he's done is send them our jobs. i'm barack obamna i d i approve this message. >> the vivid images may still send chills down our spines -- the sniper attacks that led to three weeks of fear across the region. tonight, some of the survivors
and investigators gathered to talk about the horrifying attacks two weeks shy of the 10- year anniversary. autria godfrey is live with this emotional story. >> after the capture of and lee boyd malvo, this dictum realized he was the first big dent in our area. a rampage captivated the nation and still strikes fear in those who witnessed it. >> the window exploded. >> paul laruffa recalls what he thought was a random armed robbery. he had no idea the five bullets pumped into his body was the beginning of 23 days of terror that gripped the region 10 years ago. >> between saddam 5 and when they were caught, i was fearful like everybody else -- september 5 and when they were caught, i was fearful like everybody else. >> and lee boyd malvo took off with $3,500 that night. the money that days later purchased the infamous blue
chevrolet. transforming the car into the mobile murdering machine, they shot 16 people throughout d.c., virginia and maryland, killing 10. a wave of fear washed over the area. >> the business looked like it was close -- the shades were drawn. all of a sudden the door opens. as far -- the hostess says can we come in? thank god you guys were here. we were so afraid. >> those leading the investigation discuss the unprecedented way that multiple agencies had to work together to track down and eventually capture malvo and mohammed. >> it was likemanders in a war zone. you are concerned with the safety of those you were responsible for parry >> it was not --. >> it was not until the roadside capture of the killer is until they realize the shots were fired from the back of the car. that is something investigators said would have been a danger it -- in changer if they had
today's technology. still, charles moose says he is proud of how quickly this of the case. >> thank you. 11:00 -- a d.c. council member says he is confident metro will stay up -- stay open later if nats win the playoffs. they have been at odds to who should be paying to keep it open past midnight. the cost is $40,000 each night. they did say that they will make it happen. some important news before you think about buying the new iphone 5. apple says that if you buy the new phone you need to get a new adapter. old iphone adapters will not work. some companies are selling their own version online, but experts recommend that shoppers wait until the by the accessory to make sure it is compatible.
what's cooking with you? >> things are quieting down. another day without a lot of lightning and thunder. let me show you the time lapse. this is how it looks right here in rosslyn. every three seconds -- we have lines of really nasty winds coming in, heavy rain. rainfall in washington officially was a bit over an inch. not even close to the record. look at the amount of rain -- some spots around martinsburg over 2 inches. here is what has been going on over the last couple of hours. around rockville gaithersburg -- the last of the showers coming through around baltimore. you can see columbia in the back of it -- things are beginning to settle down. tomorrow morning, it will feel like a different day. look at the area -- we did have wind damage.
thunderstorms towered high in the atmosphere, but because of the strong winds. over 4 inches of rain in myersville. around washington, 1-2 inches of rain. here is what is coming our way. look at the cooler -- chicago 53 degrees. they have a wave coming through. now it has all moved off. through the overnight hours temperatures will continue to tumble. by tomorrow afternoon we will be into a northwesterly wind that will bring in drier air and calmer air also. tomorrow, into the low 70's. a lot of sunshine. that will be with us into thursday. the next chance for anything will not become an until saturday. even that will be weak compared to today. partly cloudy, a breezy day when you get up and head out. temperatures into the 50's 3 + 60's. if there amount of sunrise.
an outdoor recess kind of day. a lot of sunshine -- i will call it autumnal. temperatures near 70 degrees. that is the story on thursday to. temperatures get near 80 degrees. keep you posted 247 -- whenever there is big weather, we have lived blogging to keep you posted and prepared, even for tomorrow, which will be a quiet day. >> a busy day for the weather team. make sure we get a chance to check them out. meteorologist jacqui jeras joins us now. you can watch her every morning on "good morning washington." >> the defense reload -- the national's rescheduled for tomorrow, but the braves go to
they also signed marcus white, who was released earlier this year. with all the injuries, the redskins want to limit the mistakes that they made against the rams. >> you want to look ahead. you have to have some mistakes -- that is the only thing we can do. >> we are not as good as we wanted to play. we have to not make them again. >> for the ball -- baseball -- the nationals have announced tickets for the playoffs will go on sale friday. post-season baseball for the first time in more than three decades. the nats and dodgers play a double header tomorrow. there are three wins away from the playoffs. 16 games left -- 10 of them are here in washington. still, the players are trying to keep a level approach, taking a business approach rather than looking for help from atlanta. >> how close attention are you
paying? >> none. i've no clue. i think that is good. >> that is good. let's go to miami -- braves and marlins, that some of -- bottom of the tent. a single to right field. the braves go on a 4-3 win given the nats a 5.5 daily -- a game lead. the magic number is down to 10. the orioles play seattle in a late game. with a win, they could win half a game on the yankees. how sweet it is. asat now tonight -- steve sabol the president of nfl films, lost his battle with brain cancer and passed away today. what an innovator this guy was -- nfl films revolutionized sports broadcasting. slow-motion shots, dramatic organized music -- steve sabol
leads one heck of a legacy. he was 69 years old. >>finally, if you hours after scoring a touchdown in atlanta's win over the broncos, running back michael turner was jailed on charges of drunken driving and speeding -- what the "it's time to stand up to the cheaters and make sure we protect jobs for the american people." mitt romney? tough on china? romney's companies were called pioneers in shipping us manufacturing jobs overseas. he invested in firms that specialized in relocating jobs to low wage countries like china. even today part of romney's fortune is invested in china. romney's never stood up to china. all he's done is send them our bs. i'm barack obamna and i approve this messasage.
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>> we invite you to check out tomorrow's katie couric talk show. it is all about hair. wendy williams will be on. she has an incredible with the collection on the show. you can watch tv tomorrow at 4:00, right here on abc 7. >> she is not going gray. >> not at all. >> a lot of sunshine -- nice day tomorrow. a little breezy in the morning. right on into the weekend -- next chance for a little weather could be showers on saturday. a warm weekend. everything quieter than today. >> i have 50 shades of gray. [laughter] >> i am not touching that.
president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve... this message. anncr: he keeps saying it... mitt romney: this president cannot tell us that you're.. better off todha than when he took office. anncr: well... here's s where we were in 2008... tv anncr: the worst financial collapse... since the great depression... tv anncr: american workers were laid off in numbers t seen... in over r three decades. anncr: and here's where we are today... thirty months
of private sector job growth. creating 4.6 million new jobs. we're not there yet. but the real question is: whose plan is better for you?? the president's plan asks millionaires... to pay a little more... to help invest in a strong middle class. clean energy. and cut the deficit. mitt romney's plan? a new 250,000 dollar tax break for... multi-millionaires. roll back gulations on the banks that cratered the economy. and raise taxes on the middle class. president clinton: they want to go back to the same old... policies that got us in trouble in the first place. president obama: we're not going back, we are moving forward. anncr: forward.